Attempted Child Abduction Suspect Wanted

LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - The Los Angeles Police Department Olympic Division is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who attempted to abduct two children who were playing outside their home.

On August 10, 2015 around 6:50 p.m., the two and three-year-old victims were playing with about five children in the courtyard of the apartment complex located in the 1700 block of South Westmoreland Boulevard. The suspect scaled a chain linked fence to the rear of the location and grabbed both victims attempting to carry them away.

The other children began to scream and the suspect dropped the victims, fleeing the location on foot to an unknown location.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 25-years-old, with black hair and brown eyes.  He stands about 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He was wearing a wide brimmed hat, dark sunglasses, a red t-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.  Additionally the suspect was described as having blue dental braces.

Anyone with information or who recognizes the suspect is urged to call LAPD's Olympic Area Robbery Detectives at (213) 382-9460.  During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). 

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD."  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "web tips" and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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